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Crisci Associates, Oct. 20, 2014
(10/20/2014)
* Senate Adjourns, House Added 1 More Voting Day Before November Election

The General Assembly, almost, but not quite, got done with the work they planned to do this week.  That work did not include moving anything on pension reform or liquor privatization as Gov. Corbett requested back in July.

* Governorís Race Tightening? Conservative Poll Has Wolf At 49.1%, Corbett At 42.2%

The conservative polling group Keystone Report and Magellan Strategies Friday released a poll that has Gov. Tom Corbett pulling to within 7 points of his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf-- 49.1 percent to 42.2 percent.  The poll was taken between October 13-14.

* Chief Justice: Email Review Exonerates Six Supreme Court Justices

On October 10, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille met with a forensic technician from Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office in response to the chief justice's request that the office produce all emails involving sexually explicit materials sent by or to a member of the judiciary. 

* Table Games Revenue Shows Increase Over September Of 2013

Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $59.2 million in September 2014, according to a report released Wednesday by the Gaming Control Board.  That represented a 3.56 percent increase in revenue from table games play during September of this year compared to September of 2013.

* Political News & NewsClips

Shootout In Harrisburg (A Real One): Rep. Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna), former prison guard and a martial arts expert, had a shootout with four teens in a robbery attempt Tuesday in Midtown Harrisburg while walking home from the Capitol with Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie). 

* Session Schedule (Updated)

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

* Senate Confirms Michael Negra As New Liquor Control Board Member

Michael Negra, a resident of Potter Township, Centre County, was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as the newest member of the Liquor Control Board, according to Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre).

* Bill Extending Consumer Protection For Utility Customers On Governorís Desk

The House this week gave final approval to House Bill 939 (Godshall-R-Montgomery), relating to Chapter 14 and gas, electric and water company bill collection procedures, sending it to the Governor for his action.

* Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill Goes To Governor

The Senate this week concurred in House amendments to Senate Bill 1180 (Vance-R- Cumberland) expanding the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances.

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Unemployment Rate Declines 0.1 Percent In September

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in September.

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